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Migrating out of Poverty: From Evidence to Policy

Migrating out of Poverty: From Evidence to Policy

CONFERENCE: Organised by Department for International Development (DFID). Deadline for abstracts: 15 September 2016

28-29 March 2017 | London, UK

Migrating out of Poverty is a seven-year research programme consortium (RPC) funded by the UK's Department for International Development. It focuses on the relationship between internal and regional migration and poverty and is located in six regions across Asia, Africa and Europe. The RPC is co-ordinated by the University of Sussex. Below is a description of the conference from their website:

New patterns of mobility are continuously shaping and being shaped by macro processes of globalisation on the one hand and local processes embedded in culture, class, ethnicity and race on the other hand. New transnational alliances, actors and institutions are shaping the “power geometry" of migration by determining who migrates, why, where, and under what circumstances. Gendered and ethnic identities have pushed men and women into certain types of migrant labour and created specific niches and segmented labour markets where some forms of work are feminized and ascribed a lower market value.

This international conference invites decision makers, funders, scholars, and practitioners to explore these new configurations of mobility, particularly those of poorer social groups. Our aim is to inform migration policy based on contextualised and intersectional understandings of migration. The conference is structured around two key notes; four plenaries providing critical insights into cutting-edge research and the translation of research into evidence for policy; and four parallel sessions with three streams of panels. It is hosted by the Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium, which is funded by the UK's Department for International Development (DFID).

Taking as our point of departure on-going research within the consortium, we invite papers and multimedia contributions addressing the themes described below. We would like all submissions to take gender differences into consideration and focus on both men and women. We hope the conference will highlight how emerging evidence on migration and poverty can promote more effective policy interventions to ensure the benefits of migration and reduce its costs and risks for poor people.

Deadline for paper proposals: September 15. Visit DFID's webpage for more details.

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